Mississippi State Am: Beale tops Brescher in playoff
Choctaw, MS - It came down to the last hole, Pass Christian's Nick Beale had a one shot lead over Hattiesburg's Eddie Brescher III standing on the 18th tee box.

With Beale missing a short putt on the 18th green, Brescher had a five foot putt, to send the 99th State Amateur Championship into a playoff. Without hesitation Brescher stepped up to the putt and did just that, both players finished the tournament at 7 under par.

The playoff started on hole number one and both players hit great drives. The cross-handed, Beale was the first to play and hit the shot of the tournament, by almost holing it from 180 yards. Brescher also found the green, but had a tricky thirty footer for his birdie. After Brescher missed his putt, Beale tapped his in for birdie. The first playoff hole was all he needed to be crowned the 99th Mississippi State Amateur Champion.

We want to say congratulation to both players on their outstanding play throughout the week, here at Dancing Rabbit.

Coming in third place was Olive Branch's Braden Thornberry, who shot a final round 74 and finishd the tournament at 4 under par. In fourth place was Connor Davis, also from Olive Branch, who shot a final round 69 to finish at 3 under for the tournament. Rounding out our top five was our four time champion Clay Homan. Homans final round of 73 put him at 2 under for the four days.

We would also like to say thank you to Mark Powell and all of the staff here at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club for an outstanding tournament. The course was in great shape, and we would not have been able to do this without you.

We look forward to many more events at Dancing Rabbit. Don't forget that next year marks the 100th anniversary of the Mississippi State Amateur, and that will be held at the Country Club of Jackson. We hope to see everyone there next year.

ABOUT THE Mississippi State Amateur

Format: The tournament is scheduled for 72 holes of stroke play with a cut to the low 60(+ties) after 36 holes of play. Field size is limited to 120 players. Qualifiers will be held for the State Amateur, including an Open Qualifier, the week of the event. Each is scheduled for 18 holes of stroke play. The number of players to advance will be determined by the number of entries for each qualifier and the number available in the field after the exempt players have reserved their place. The same percentage from each qualifier will advance to the championship.

Eligibility: The Amateur Championship is open to male amateurs who are bona fide residents of the state of Mississippi for at least 60 days prior to the first round of the tournament. Participants must conform with the USGA Rules of Amateur Status. All participants in Mississippi Golf Association State Championships are required to have an active GHIN Handicap through a USGA Licensed Mississippi Club.

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